Last night before I fell asleep, I started thinking about transactions and transfers. I was focused on the scripture and related thought process about , “’Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.” The scripture and declaration indicates the possibility, the potential and the reality that we can see the earth as it is in heaven and see it be. It speaks of a transfer or transference of heavenly “currency” to earth.
A friend of mine, Randy Dean, posted this last night. “In ChurchWorld we talk about how many people attend our services or about how many prayed a prayer or rededicated their lives. But Jesus talked about “the blind see, the deaf hear, the dead are raised and the poor have the Good News preached to them.” Satisfaction with numbers will keep us from the potential of Kingdom health and life.”
The Kingdom of heaven is but one transaction away for someone today. (But the transfer was made on the cross before the foundations of time it tells us.) The difference between light and dark is but a “light switched” away. In that moment the light is “transferred” to the darkness, revealing in its light all things. Our words of light are what change this world. (Coupled with godly action at various points.)
So, as I gave consideration to the thought process, I felt the Lord nudge me with “it was a transfer of wealth, not just a transaction.” As I gave contemplation to that, I looked up the two words and this is where I felt my eyes truly see, “something transacted; especially: an exchange or transfer of goods, services, or funds <electronic transactions>. A transfer is a transaction, but within that one way transfer, there comes the potential of multiple transactions. (By the way, the transfer to earth cannot be transferred back to heaven. EARTH CAN BE TRANSFORMED! Jesus said it was finished.) The actual wealth is our healing, our deliverance, our prosperity, our health and more. 2 Peter tells us “He has given us all things pertaining to life and Godliness.”
Proverbs 13:22 which says, “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.” In my early years I focused too much on the latter part(dispensational teaching), but more recently the first part. Proverbs often feel or appear to be black or white, good or bad. But they were written that way for a reason. Not to make a rule or a regulation, but to foretell of His work. Today I see it as both. (Okay, the “wicked” are not storing up for eternity. I see that.) But what if it shades differently? What if it still speaks of redemption, and was prophetic, for this time?
(I recently saw this and thought if what I have heard from many were true with regard to this scripture, are they not going to the wrong people? “If the prosperity teachers believe God is going to take the wealth of the wicked and give it to the righteous why do they keep asking the righteous for money???? I think it is funny is some respects. One is if you do not preach prosperity, do you preach poverty?)
Our inheritance was made available at the death of Jesus Christ. At that moment, the sin of the world was swallowed up in one fell swoop. A transaction of unbelievable magnitude was made. The result? All of the riches of the world transferred from the “wicked” in nature to the “righteous” in nature.
Jesus says “lay up treasure for yourselves in heaven.” So this opens the door to another thought. The only real issue is perhaps where you “lay it up.” (The king was rebuked in the parable, with his soul required. Luke 12) BUT, what if we truly perceive and conceive “heaven on earth” with our words and our actions? And make it such? What if we turn on the lights in the room with our words and deeds? All things are possible and all things are available, today. Why? Because Proverbs was talking about it being stored up for the just. Who is just? We are. Today. Now. We have thrown things into the future, with conditions making methodology of lack. Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, That is something to plumb deeply. (Begin with what is a spiritual blessing.)
One final thought. We say that the kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. In our state of “Holy Ghost” availability, that there is no separation. If you are Holy Ghost endowed, you have all three of those. All the time.
The following scripture caused me thought.
Proverbs 3:16 Length of days [is] in her right hand; [and] in her left hand riches and honour [the wisdom of God when it is understood and acted upon will bring both riches and honour and a long life].
How closely is honor tied to riches? Just as I cited the kingdom in its entirety, so it appears riches is held with honor.